praised, Mother of God, with beautiful nasturtiums. Nasturtiums with
rounded leaves grow low, and often grow on graves. It looks like
someone is wrapped in a green blanket and sleeps only for a moment.
Guards of nasturtiums, take care of him. In your arms, Mother of God, we
leave our dead.
(Mieczyslaw Gogacz, Litania kwiatow do Matki Bozej)
A tradition in Poland is to visit loved onesí graves often and to place candles on them. The lighted candles are a sign of eternal life and give witness to the belief that all souls live eternally in heaven.
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